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post #3016 of 7560
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
 

 

I have the same problems.  I can't seem to get my ZX-1 to connect to my NAD M51, W4S DAC2, and FiiO E17 either.  Was able to connect to Headamp Pico DAC/Amp & the PS Audio Digital Link III though.  The DACs that work with the ZX-1 don't seem to require any USB driver though.  Have yet to try with my Eximus DP-1 yet.

 

I've bought a couple of those recommended by SeeTeeYou,

 

In the Chord Hugo thread there is a link USB-Lead from 'iFi', I'm trying to figure if this could work... I had a look at the iFi website and couldn't find the lead, they had a twin-headed USB lead that looked similar but that would be a waste for my usage, I'll fire off an email to them and ask then report back if it's positive.

 

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GQO0AgO3sTQ/UsWmeX0B0HI/AAAAAAAAAWc/z7vgX6Q9BzE/s1600/Hi-Res+WM_nano+iDSD_nano+iCAN.jpg

post #3017 of 7560
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Originally Posted by SilverRanger View Post
 

When playing in album mode, after playing the last song of the album, is there a way to move on to the next album automatically? Right now it seems to just stop or repeats the first song of the album again.

 

Yeah I can't either.  What I did is to drag all the albums to the playlist, and then play from playlist. Long press on the album art and then press add to playlist.

post #3018 of 7560
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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post
 

You are right, the clear audio+ cannot reduce bass, in fact it enhance it quite substantially and one cannot adjust the bass in the EQ when CA+ is on as it automatically grey out the "sound setting option" The only way is to use 3rd party apps with CA+ on and adjust bass level down, but then the vocal range suffer very badly - so that's really not a good alternative.

 

Also I tried to played around with the EQ to get to the same level as Clear audio + without actually turning on Clear audio+ , it works for most part with reduce bass but I just can't get the same sound stage with EQ as clear audio +. There is an option call the "surround sound" but I didn't like what I heard with any of them (Studio, Club, Conert hall etcc..) with the EQ.

 

The last option is to use poweramp EQ (and turn off all Sony EQ). In Power amp EQ, I can turn down the bass via EQ (more band than stock to play with) and then adjust the sound stage via Stereo X dial and the SRS/D effects. That sq is pretty close to clear audio+ , not exactly the same but this is the closet I can get.

 

Would you consider using a diff headphone with a lesser bass effect? What Headphones do you intend to use, maybe we can help here to get the same sound quality as your current headphone but with a lesser bass

 

Ahhh... OK that makes sense, looks like we've been talking at cross purposes.

I've no experience with CA+, so assumed that the bottom slider in the middle picture (labelled Clear Bass) was the same thing:

 

 

Probably should have referred to this pic earlier.

 

I have absolutely no desire to use DSP FX; was just looking around for a solution to EQ-ing bass. It looks like poweramp is the way forward. I'd just hate to be forking out 500 quid for a player to then not get the absolute best SQ out of it, hence my worry when users reported poor experiences with third party apps. Still, I've learnt from head-fi to take strangers' opinions with a pinch of salt so I should see/hear for myself. No offence, like.

 

My main headset is a pair of Frogbeats C4, which, much to my annoyance, are very much not neutral, not flat and not monitor-worthy. Still, they're the best (C)IEMs I own, given proper treatment... In my case at the mo', it's using Cowon players with -3dB ish dip at 100-200Hz range and +2dB ish bump at 3-5kHz range.

I will be getting my (second pair, why do those flipping filters always break) CK10s reshelled at some point so that'll hopefully give me something better to work with. The CK10s have such a wonderful quality if you like your monitor sound - this being my taste, I rarely if ever bump up bass, more often than not I lower it.

 

My HD25s always require a -1/-2dB pad in the 80Hz area (and possibly more EQ, I can't remember OTTOMH (off the top of my head, I wanna make that an internet fing))

post #3019 of 7560

managed to read through this marathon thread,  and just ordered one from PJ.

also purchased a 334 based on some of the great reviews in this thread......

now i am all poor and anxious...come on...pricejapan and canada post...

post #3020 of 7560
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Originally Posted by guyuemuziye View Post

managed to read through this marathon thread,
 and just ordered one from PJ.

also purchased a 334 based on some of the great reviews in this thread......

now i am all poor and 
anxious...come on...pricejapan and canada post...

I dont know whether to say Congrats or Sorry for your wallet... So I'll say both!
post #3021 of 7560
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Originally Posted by guyuemuziye View Post
 

managed to read through this marathon thread,  and just ordered one from PJ.

also purchased a 334 based on some of the great reviews in this thread......

now i am all poor and anxious...come on...pricejapan and canada post...

 

Dang...you don't play.  Gotta respect someone who brings it strong.  I'm on a bit fo an audio spending spree, so I can relate!!  :P

post #3022 of 7560

Looking forward to more feedback on the pairing between the ZX-1 and the TG334, would be most interested as that's the planned combo I'll be using it for (probably pick up a ZX-1 in the next 1-2 months, need $$ now for new tubes for new amp).   Thanks in advance.


Edited by sensui123 - 1/10/14 at 3:41pm
post #3023 of 7560
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Originally Posted by sensui123 View Post
 

Looking forward to more feedback on the pairing between the ZX-1 and the TG334, would be most interested as that's the planned combo I'll be using it for (probably pick up a ZX-1 in the next 1-2 months, need $$ now for new tubes for new amp).   Thanks in advance.

You'll definitely get one from me. I am now possessing a w4r, a se535 and a re400. I'll make some comparison between them. As for the DAP, I am now using a Dx50 and a IPC for some occasions,  combined with my friend's hm901...a lot of comparisons will be done. The only problem would be my lousy English. I hope you wouldn't be too painful or confused when read my feedbacks...:P 

post #3024 of 7560

Your English sounds fine and I'm sure myself amongst others would be most interested in your feedback with your assortment of IEMs and DAPs.  Thanks in advance and congratulations on the new toys. :etysmile:

post #3025 of 7560
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Originally Posted by guyuemuziye View Post
 

You'll definitely get one from me. I am now possessing a w4r, a se535 and a re400. I'll make some comparison between them. As for the DAP, I am now using a Dx50 and a IPC for some occasions,  combined with my friend's hm901...a lot of comparisons will be done. The only problem would be my lousy English. I hope you wouldn't be too painful or confused when read my feedbacks...:P 

 

guyuemuziye,

 

Your English is impressive; I look forward to your comments!

 

Regards,

Brian

post #3026 of 7560
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Originally Posted by sensui123 View Post

Looking forward to more feedback on the pairing between the ZX-1 and the TG334, would be most interested as that's the planned combo I'll be using it for (probably pick up a ZX-1 in the next 1-2 months, need $$ now for new tubes for new amp).   Thanks in advance.
Sounds great with 335 to my ears so bodes well for the 334...
post #3027 of 7560

I'm using the ZX1 with Westone 3 atm, it sounds very good with foam tips, large sound stage, emotive vocals, great bass and great frequency extension all round. With silicone tips the sound is to revealing for me! it becomes uber detailed and you can really hear everything in the recording, its as if the detail is being thrown at your face. The foam tips smooth out the sound and add some warmth which I like, all the detail is there, but its not so upfront and separated as the silicone tips. Also occasionally have to EQ 16k-20k treble down 1 or 2 notches as it can be really tizzy (some recordings its fine, others it really highlights the sibilance)


Edited by T.R.A.N.C.E. - 1/11/14 at 3:37am
post #3028 of 7560

I am so glad I didn't buy ak120, cause zx1 is an amazing DAP. The sound is out of this world (with 1+2 and uber cable). This is what happens when the big company does something right.

post #3029 of 7560

I must have missed it, are there any comparison between Sony F880 and ZX1?

post #3030 of 7560
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Originally Posted by soundblast75 View Post
 

Hey guys, just got the PHA2 and sound is definitely improved over ZX1 , works out of the box for me.

A bit less bass thump, but in a good way + everything else is better, most noticeably soundstage and depth.So expansive:))

 

I have a question, does anyone have a link to an English Manual, i don't think there is one?

It seems i cant charge and play at the same time which is a shame considering the relatively short battery life.

 

At least in USB DAC mode it seems to run on USB power. I have it connected to my PC and turned on all day and when I turn it off it will only charge for a few seconds because it's still fully charged. I haven't tried it in Sony-HiRes and iPod mode yet (but then again, that's for mobile use where I usually don't have a power supply)

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